Oh no you don't!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by WVduckchick, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    I have a trail camera set up on my coop and run. Check out the visitor we had the other night! He went back and forth a few times for about 7 minutes, and finally gave up! Yeah!
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    He sure wanted in but thank goodness, didn't infiltrate the fortress!!
     
  2. deadendacres

    deadendacres Out Of The Brooder

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    Quality pen and placement of the trail cam!

    Must be doing something right to keep opossum out. Congratulations.
     
  3. Redneek

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    Got to get me one of those cameras.
     
  4. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    Thanks, I was so proud to see the dirty rascal didn't get in. This time. I also have a motion light facing the ramp, not sure if the possum set it off or not.
     
  5. deadendacres

    deadendacres Out Of The Brooder

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    What trail cam are you using? I also use a moultrie trail cam and am pretty happy with the pictures. But it crap out when it gets cold and won't take any pictures. Maybe my batteries, but, idk.
     
  6. WVduckchick

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    I have 3 Moultrie M80's and 1 M880. I think this is the M880 but the older M80 are more reliable. This one sometimes still takes black and white pics, even when its plenty daylight. But I love them. We use them primarily for deer season, but will probably keep one on my coop all the time now.
    Oh they do go through batteries quickly in the cold!!
     
  7. deadendacres

    deadendacres Out Of The Brooder

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    I brought ours in and it worked fine. So I think it is just too cold (-10°f)

    Really do like it though price vs features I think it's worked very well.
     
  8. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    Brrrr that's cold! they definitely don't last long in those temps! I have them out year round but it never gets quite that cold here. Batteries last well during spring and summer but winter eats them.
     
  9. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a motion light above my coop people door.

    I often see it on and wonder why.

    My coop is very secure, but an inexpensive camera may be in my future...
     
  10. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    If you see it in often as you say, it could be a great investment. Even if he didn't get in this time, I want to see how often he comes around and if he keeps trying in one spot, I'll refortify!
     

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